Senegal is a country in western Africa. It covers 196,723 sq km (76,000 sq mi) and has a population of 13.7 million people. The capital and biggest city is Dakar. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania to the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast and Guinea-Bissau to the south. It completely surrounds The Gambia on three sides. Senegal also has a coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Guide to Senegal Hotels
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The area where Senegal is located has been inhabited since prehistoric times. During the Age of Discovery, various European powers including the Portuguese, Dutch and British vie for trade in the area, but ultimately it was the French that managed to make Senegal its colony.
The path to independence for Senegal began in January 1959, when it merged with the former French Sudan to form the Mali Federation, which gained independence from France on 20 June, 1960. Within two months the federation broke up due, creating the states of Senegal and Mali.
Senegal experiences a tropical climate with a dry season from December to April and a wet season from June and October. The weather is hottest during the wet season, when the temperature averages 30°C (86°F) whereas during the dry season it averages 25.7°C (78.3°F).